The Ocean Is Taking My Home Away

By Ursula Rakova

I was born on the Carteret Islands, a group of six atolls just off the north east coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. They are home to over 2,700 people. Women are the traditional custodians of the land here. My grandmother passed our small island to my mother and she passed it on to me. But I will never be able to pass it to my daughter. Her heritage will be gone by then.

I don’t know much about science. What I know is that our shores are being eaten away. And nothing can stop the erosion.

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